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Taiwan: National Defense Law Amended to Specify Overall Review

(Sept. 8, 2008) On August 6, 2008, article 31 of Taiwan's Natonal Defense Law was amended to specify that the Ministry of National Defense will publicly submit to the Legislative Yuan a “Four-Year-Period Overall Review of National Defense” within ten months after every presidential inauguration. The amendment constitutes a new paragraph 4 in article 31. (Amendment to National Defense Law, 6815 THE GAZETTE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 9 (Aug. 6, 2008), available at